Comparing API Gateway Performances: NGINX vs. ZUUL vs. Spring Cloud Gateway vs. Linkerd


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As OpsGenie, we have been growing aggressively, both in terms of headcount and product features. To give you some idea, our engineering team grew from 15 to 50 just last year. To scale up the development teams, we divided the engineering power to eight-people teams by obeying the Two Pizza team rule.

As you would expect, our current product is somewhat monolithic. Developing and operating it is challenging in terms of parallel development efforts of teams, CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) process, etc. We are following the current trend and working on transitioning from the monolith to microservices architecture. You can read more about microservices architecture and its benefits from Martin Fowler’s this article. Read more…